Thursday, December 18, 2014

Brownies with Mint Icing


Brownies could be my favorite baked good.  They are so rich and tantalizing, but incredible simple too.  Sometimes the best things in life don't take hard work.  


These are homemade, but I don't turn my nose up to a under baked brownie from a box.  I usually avoid semi-homemade things that come from boxes, but brownies are the exception.  


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Eggnog Oatmeal


Oatmeal is one of the least attractive things to take pictures of.  It's hard to make a big bowl of oatmeal look tantalizing and seductive.  It's too mushy and monotone.  


Despite the fact it will never make the cover of Better Homes and Gardens, it is one of my favorite breakfasts.  My favorite way to eat oatmeal is with heaping spoons of brown sugar and slices of banana.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gingerbread Muffins with Oatmeal Cookie Streusel and Chocolate Chips


Do you ever second guess yourself?  I do it all the time.  This weekend I went Christmas shopping, and after every purchase, I debated if I made the right choice.  


It doesn't matter if the decision is insignificant.  Deciding what type of hair gel or what to order at a restaurant is a tough decision for me.  


Friday, December 12, 2014

Eggnog Pancakes


Phew! What a day! I didn't work today.  Instead, I did hours and hours of Christmas shopping at a ginormous mall.  I didn't have many gifts to buy, but I'm indecisive.  


I had no idea what I was going to get my mother.  I found two gifts for her that I'm really proud of.  I thought I would find her a random and colorful kitchen gadget, but the gifts I found are more thoughtful.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chocolate and Toffee Stuffed Ginger Cookies


A concert hall close to where I live, the Kennedy Center, offers free performances every weekday at six.  I have only gone to a few, but they have all been excellent.  This summer I went to a South Korean pop concert. 


Tonight I went to a concert entitled, A Very Tuba Christmas.  It was fantastic.  With such a phenomenal name, how could it not be wonderful?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cookies and Cream Bundt Cake


The holiday season is in full swing!  Are you ready?  I have a couple more gifts to think about. 


 That sentence sounds like I have my life put together, but I only purchase a few presents.  I make lots of food gifts for friends and coworkers.  I don't buy all of my siblings gifts because we draw names.  Given that and the fact that I don't have any children, I only have a few people I buy gifts for.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gingerbread Pancakes


This is my first Christmas recipe of the season.  Christmas recipes include any type of cookie, foods with the gingerbread or eggnog, and party foods eaten with your hands.


Yesterday I decorated sugar cookies and drank hot cocoa in an apartment decorated with red and green stockings.  I also purchased some gifts on Amazon.  The Christmas season has started!